Early childhood educators' attitudes towards use of digital technology in young children's learning

Conference paper


Disney, Leigh and Geng, Gretchen. (2018). Early childhood educators' attitudes towards use of digital technology in young children's learning. Australasian Computers in Education Conference 2018 . Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia 02 - 05 Oct 2018 ICT Educators NSW. pp. 2-9
AuthorsDisney, Leigh and Geng, Gretchen
TypeConference paper
Abstract

Early childhood educators’ attitudes towards the use of digital technology in young children’s learning in child care centres were investigated in this paper. Twenty early childhood educators in three child care centres participated in a survey to show their attitudes towards the use of digital technologies in educational centres in child care centres. Main findings include a) some media devices such as television, DVD player, computer, Internet and Smartboard were provided in child care centres; b) educators thought the use of digital technology could be used to teach literacy, numeracy, science, art and physical education, and c) educators agreed the use of digital technology could be used within children’s five domains of development, which include cognitive development, gross motor skills development, fine motor skills development, language development, and social development. The impact of early childhood educators’ attitudes to digital technology in early childhood settings will be investigated further. This paper will be useful for early childhood educators and parents of young children in understanding the use of digital technology in early childhood educational settings.

Year2018
JournalTitle of host publicationAustralian Council for Computers in Education 2018 Conference Proceedings
PublisherICT Educators NSW
Open accessOpen access
Publisher's version
File Access Level
Open
Page range2-9
ISBN9780646995281
Web address (URL) of conference proceedingshttps://acce2018.com.au/
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
OnlineOct 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited11 Oct 2021
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